I only meant to read the first 100 pages of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, in an attempt to get familiar with some of the science-fiction that was published this year (somehow I spent most of the year reading older books.) Then I almost didn’t finish the first 50 pages, because I didn’t think I was going to like it. I enjoy a lot of young adult novels, but I thought this one might be too young, the story too simple, and the main character too much of a teenager for me to identify with her.
I’m glad I kept reading it. It’s a fun book, though not nearly as good as all the overblown internet hype was leading me to believe.